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Usain Bolt criticises Justin Gatlin over trials comments

Usain Bolt accused sprint rival Justin Gatlin of "disrespect" after the six-time Olympic champion won the 200m at the Anniversary Games in London.
Bolt, 29, clocked 19.89 seconds in his first appearance since pulling out of the Jamaican trials.
He was picked for the Olympics afte [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016


Ex-Soviet Union president Gorbachev appeals against blanket Olympic ban

Mikhail Gorbachev has called on the International Olympic Committee to allow Russian athletes to compete at Rio 2016.
The former Soviet Union president has written to the IOC to plead the case of those who have not failed drugs tests and yet face possible bans from taking part in the Games.

Mon, 25 July 2016


Wada suspends Rio laboratory just weeks before Olympics

Rio's anti-doping laboratory has been suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) just six weeks before the Brazilian city hosts the Olympic Games.
The ban was imposed because it fails to comply with international standards.
Rio's is the sixth laboratory to be sanctioned by Wa [...]

Thu, 07 July 2016


Poland ease out Swiss in Euros into quarters

Adam Nawalka's side are into the quarter-finals for the first time in their history, surviving a revival from the Swiss before a superb performance in the shootout
Granit Xhaka's woeful penalty proved decisive as Poland beat Switzerland 5-4 in a shooutout to render redundant Xherdan Shaq [...]

Thu, 07 July 2016


Brexit poses problem for Real Madrid over Bale

Gareth Bale’s future could cause Real Madrid problems after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.
The Wales international will now become a non-EU player at the Santiago Bernabeu following 'Brexit', with La Liga clubs only allowed a maximum of three in their squads. [...]

Thu, 07 July 2016


Nolito set for Man City move after Guardiola call

Celta Vigo ace Nolito is close to joining Manchester City after speaking with Pep Guardiola, according to the forward’s uncle.
The 29-year-old was targeted by Barcelona in the January transfer window but the Spanish champions have since cooled their interest.
Nolito is currently part [...]

Thu, 07 July 2016


Nigeria mourns Amodu, dies at 58

Former Nigeria coach Shuaibu Amodu has died at the age of 58, the national football federation has announced.
Nigeria's technical director, Amodu, who had four spells as coach of the Super Eagles, had complained of chest pains on Friday.
Amodu led Nigeria to qualification for the 2002 [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016


Rousing farewell for Muhammad Ali at Louisville memorial

Rousing tributes have been paid to boxing legend Muhammad Ali at a memorial service in his home city of Louisville, Kentucky.
Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other speakers spoke of his fight for civil rights, while a message from President Barack Obama praised his originality.
The interfait [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016


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